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Optimizing Your App for Real-World Networks

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Most mobile developers in the Western world live in locations with high speed/highly available mobile networks. With the rise of mobile-only internet in the developing world, many mobile customers are on lower throughput/higher latency networks than typically seen in major American cities. How can developers discover how their app behaves on these constricted networks? We will walk through techniques of testing on limited bandwidth, issues you may encounter on slow networks, and success stories of mobile app optimizations.

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Jennifer Leong


Jen Leong has been in the mobile web industry for almost as long as there has been a mobile web. As a web developer and front- and middle-tier dev lead at Upoc, one of the first mobile-based social networking platforms, she dealt with issues of scale, simultaneity, and asynchonicity. After kicking around in the trenches of mobile web for almost a decade, she joined AT&T in their developer program, working on various mobile web related projects, including building SDKs and working on web standards. Most recently, she was an advocate for improved HTML5 support in web browsers. She has recently joined AT&T’s Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) team, and is excited to join her previous experience with mobile web to performance enhancement. In past lives she has also worked in the mortgage-backed securities online trading business and neurophysics research at NYU.